Order_of_Malta.jpgIPNews® – Two religious charitable organizations feuding over the trademark rights to the name “Order of Malta” had their dispute tossed back down to the district court by the Eleventh Circuit last week.

The district court erred in finding that the plaintiff order committed fraud on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the appeals court ruled in reversing the cancellation of four trademarks held by the plaintiff order. The rival Orders of Malta in question trace their roots back to an eleventh century organization founded in Jerusalem. To continue reading, click: Eleventh Circuit Sends Back Rival Orders Of Malta Trademark Infringement Case